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Motor g16A 16V, Borken cam belt, has it bent the valves ?

Broken cam, has it bent the valves

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    Suzuki Motor G16A 16V Borken the cam belt, Would the motor how have bent valve's.



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Do not attempt to start the engine under any circumstances until you have carried out a few tests. IF you dont have valve damage replacing the belt and trying to start the engine could cause serious further damage.
Replace the belt and make sure the timing is perfect, you might need to rock the pistons back and forth via the crank pulley in order to fit the belt if the pistons come into contact with a valve or two. Once you have the belt fitted and the timing right remove the spark plugs and slowly turn the engine over by hand, not with the starter motor. With the valve cover removed and with someone turning the engine by hand you should be able to see any valves that are not operating correctly. If any thing doesn't look right then you will have to investigate further by removing the cylinder head.

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Hi, there is a posibility that it may have bent valves, install new belt ,if your engine misfire or dont start at all ,there are bent valves, be sure to aling the timing marks ,perfect.. good luck

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